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A SummerFest debut for Second Stage

Theater group’s first production on Friday

An extra special theater group will present its debut performance during SummerFest. More...

Sunny thoughts from Sunset

Week of June 13-17  Monday morning fitness was reach for the sky and then touch your toes. Fitness was followed by a time of song with the music therapist. In the afternoon progressive bingo proved Lady Luck is fickle. More...

Two queens to be crowned in Grafton Friday

Five candidates to compete in pageant

Five young ladies will compete for two crowns at the Grafton Scholarship Pageant, the first local pageant to be held in several years.  More...

Obituaries

Kenneth Erlandson

Mandan

Kenneth Gene Erlandson, 81, Mandan, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at his home of cancer.  A funeral service was held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Mandan, with Rev. Matt Thompson presiding. More...

Jon Engelland

Grafton/Lyons, Kansas

Jon Engelland, Grafton and formerly of Lyons, Kansas, died Friday, June 10, 2016, at Grand Forks.  Services were held Thursday, June 16, at Birzer Funeral Home in Lyons.  More...

Daniel Worman

Grand Forks

Daniel Worman, 23, Grand Forks, died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.  Services were held Friday, June 17, in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Grand Forks, with burial in Calvary North Cemetery, Grand Forks. More...

School

Drayton man on UND ‘Ice House Challenge’ team

Kelton Karboviak of Drayton is on a team of UND students who competed last week in the “Ice House Challenge” in San Francisco, California.  More...

Century Elementary students earn state reading awards

The following Century Elementary students have earned North Dakota Department of Public Instruction Student Reading Awards for the 2015-16 school year.  More...

St. Thomas School announces 2016 scholarship winners

St. Thomas Public School recently announced 2016 scholarship winners from St. Thomas.  Emma Papenfuss, a 2015 St.Thomas High School graduate, received the John Lunde Sr. Memorial Scholarship.  More...

Religion

It's Vacation Bible School time

Bethel Free Lutheran Church in Grafton hosted Vacation Bible School (VBS) last week for children preschool age through those who will enter sixth grade.  The theme for their VBS program this year was "Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of th More...

From the Pastor’s Desk

God loves gays  June is the one year anniversary of the historic Supreme Court order to make samesex marriage legal in the United States. More...

Commissioners delay disaster declaration

County residents praised for helping neighbors during weather event

COUNTY – Walsh County Commission declined to issue a declaration of emergency just yet, choosing to wait until their next meeting.  More...

Church covets Grafton Public School Performing Arts Center

Board to consider draft use agreement with Grand Forks church

GRAFTON – The possibility of weekly church services being held at the Grafton Public School’s Performing Arts Center is one step closer to reality as the Grafton School Board at their meeting Monday evening asked Superintendent Jack Maus More...

Another hurdle for a hero

Matthew Houska exhibits bravery as he overcomes testicular cancer

GRAFTON – Matthew Houska, Grafton, was born on Aug. 21 1985 and within days was diagnosed with down syndrome. More...

News

Harmful algae bloom response in Walsh County

During the past couple of weeks we have seen the beginning of harmful algae blooms in some waterbodies of the region. More...

Collision results in two traffic citations

Driver ticketed for failure to yield, other for DUI

A motor vehicle accident that took place Monday, June 13, has resulted in both drivers receiving citations.  More...

Police Blotter

June 13, 11:55 a.m., alarm activiated at Wells Fargo Bank.  June 13, 1:09 p.m., report of vandalism on Lawler Avenue.  June 13, 1:10 p.m., report of a hit and run accident in an unknown location. More...

Happenings

Schedule set for Sunday’s Museum Alive events

The Walsh County Historical Museum in Minto will be the location for Museum Alive this Sunday, June 26.  The day will begin early with an antique tractor ride starting at 10:30 a.m., at the Tony Gudajtes Farm. More...

Aggie Alumni Get-Together, school tours July 3 in P.R.

Aggie graduates and friends are invited to attend the annual Aggie Alumni Get-Together Sunday, July 3, at the Park River American Legion Coliseum, beginning at 6 p.m.  More...

Farmers Market fundraiser rescheduled to Sunday, July 10

The Grafton Farmer’s Market Brunch Fundraiser originally planned for Sunday, June 19, has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 10.  The brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heritage Village in Grafton. More...

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RECORD EDITORIAL

Welcome back!  It’s the time of year that people with ties to Grafton try to make it back to their “stomping grounds” to catch up on old friendships and relive the nostalgia of their youth.  This week is full of activities More...

Turning back the clock

60 years  A total of 407 persons in Walsh County were drawing $17,091 each month in social security benefits at the end of 1955, according to the Grand Forks district office.  More than 50 women registered for the first county-wide meeting More...

Sports

Grafton wins Montgomery tournament

Post 41 rallies in third inning for the win

Grafton Spoilers Post 41 American Legion baseball team competed in the championship game of the Robert Montgomery Tournament against St. More...

ATV mud racing not just a dirty sport

Ruff Riderz to host 10th Grafton ATV mud race

In June 2011, dedicated ATV riders communicated with the city in order to start their very own mud racing event during SummerFest activities and that’s where it all began.  Roughly 30 riders competed in the event at the Grafton Greenbelt, More...

Pirates dominate GF Blues for third place

Strong start propels PR ahead for a tournament win

Park River Post 147 Pirates faced off against the Grand Forks (GF) Blues in the third place game of the Robert Montgomery tournament in Grand Forks last Sunday.  More...